The Global Legal Post | Latesthttp://www.globallegalpost.comThe latest stories from The Global Legal PostTue, 30 Sep 2014en-gb(C) 2014 Futurelex LtdGlobal Legal Post - Latest News &amp; Headlineshttp://www.globallegalpost.comhttp://www.globallegalpost.com/images/feed-image/global-legal-post.pngSimpson Thacher deemed fastest growing law firm<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/simpson-thacher-deemed-fastest-growing-law-firm-81847167/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/growth8.jpg' border='0'/></a>According to the latest American Lawyer tables, Simpson Thacher is ahead of the pack on growth if merged firms are excluded.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/simpson-thacher-deemed-fastest-growing-law-firm-81847167/Tue, 30 Sep 2014 05:09Pre-IPO roadshows start for Spruson & Ferguson<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/pre-ipo-roadshows-start-for-spruson--ferguson-38407592/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/asx.jpg' border='0'/></a>Australian IP law firm Spruson & Ferguson is meeting with investors over a potential listing.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/pre-ipo-roadshows-start-for-spruson--ferguson-38407592/Tue, 30 Sep 2014 05:09Debevoise switches status in Hong Kong to establish as a local practice<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/debevoise-switches-status-in-hong-kong-to-establish-as-a-local-practice-7839169/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/hk10.jpg' border='0'/></a>The Hong Kong office of Debevoise & Plimpton LLP will be established as a local practice on 1 October 2014.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/debevoise-switches-status-in-hong-kong-to-establish-as-a-local-practice-7839169/Tue, 30 Sep 2014 05:09Fragomen opens in Kenya<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/fragomen-opens-in-kenya-61203833/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/kenya8.jpg' border='0'/></a>Immigration law firm Fragomen has opened its latest office in Africa.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/fragomen-opens-in-kenya-61203833/Tue, 30 Sep 2014 05:09Two Adelaide law firms to join forces<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/two-adelaide-law-firms-to-join-forces-61078/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_201832252.jpg' border='0'/></a>The South Australian firms are to merge on 1 October.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/two-adelaide-law-firms-to-join-forces-61078/Tue, 30 Sep 2014 05:09Belfast firm joins forces with BLM<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/belfast-firm-joins-forces-with-blm-22848038/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/belfast6.jpg' border='0'/></a>The 21 lawyer Belfast firm has merged in a no money transaction.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/belfast-firm-joins-forces-with-blm-22848038/Mon, 29 Sep 2014 10:09Volunteers required for US child immigration cases<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/volunteers-required-for-us-child-immigration-cases-5863251/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/us mexico.jpg' border='0'/></a>An influx of unaccompanied children has thrown the US immigration court into chaos.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/volunteers-required-for-us-child-immigration-cases-5863251/Mon, 29 Sep 2014 10:09Supreme Court 'has failed throughout American history'<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/supreme-court-has-failed-throughout-american-history-93354001/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/supreme court3.jpg' border='0'/></a>A leading academic has attacked the Supreme Court, saying it needs major reforms.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/supreme-court-has-failed-throughout-american-history-93354001/Mon, 29 Sep 2014 10:09Akin Gump continues raid on Binghams<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/akin-gump-continues-raid-on-binghams-12109275/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/hk10.jpg' border='0'/></a>The firm has landed two more partners for its Hong Kong operations, bringing the total number of Bingham partners defecting to 28.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/akin-gump-continues-raid-on-binghams-12109275/Mon, 29 Sep 2014 13:09Malta moves to regulate the legal profession<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/malta-moves-to-regulate-the-legal-profession-44584585/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/malta2.jpg' border='0'/></a>Malta will shortly publish a draft law to regulate the legal profession, the Justice Minister has announced.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/malta-moves-to-regulate-the-legal-profession-44584585/Mon, 29 Sep 2014 10:09E-commerce platforms as nests for counterfeiters<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/e-commerce-platforms-as-nests-for-counterfeiters-98477574/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/ecommerce.jpg' border='0'/></a>Victims of counterfeiting need to act in unison if they are to get results, says Dr Paolo Beconciniand Alessandra Moroni.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/e-commerce-platforms-as-nests-for-counterfeiters-98477574/Mon, 29 Sep 2014 12:09Brand owners beware<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/brand-owners-beware-62720873/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/bang.jpg' border='0'/></a>Preserving brand image in Europe via price guidance and internet sales limitations is getting increasingly challenging for brand owners by Miranda Cole, Partner, and Laurie-Anne Grelier, Associate, at the Global Branded Goods Practice, Covington & Burling LLPhttp://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/brand-owners-beware-62720873/Mon, 29 Sep 2014 12:09Well-known trademarks and luxury brand protection: A Russian perspective<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/well-known-trademarks-and-luxury-brand-protection-a-russian-perspective-85649669/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/chanel.jpg' border='0'/></a>Many top brands are taking steps to register as 'well-known' in Russia, says Vladislav Arkhipov and Elena Bedareva of Dentons.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/well-known-trademarks-and-luxury-brand-protection-a-russian-perspective-85649669/Tue, 30 Sep 2014 00:09Trial for car makers in China<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/trial-for-car-makers-in-china-57420409/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/merc1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Mercedes-Benz is the latest foreign investor to come under the spotlight of China's anti-monopoly laws.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/trial-for-car-makers-in-china-57420409/Fri, 26 Sep 2014 15:09Europe a glittering prospect for Tiffany's new chief exec<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/europe-a-glittering-prospect-for-tiffanys-new-chief-exec-24179630/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/tiffany.jpg' border='0'/></a>Will the change of guard at Tiffany's herald a new focus on Europe for the brand? Incoming chief executive Frederic Cumenal, who takes over the reins next April, has hinted so.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/europe-a-glittering-prospect-for-tiffanys-new-chief-exec-24179630/Fri, 26 Sep 2014 15:09Is trademarking store design more than just window dressing?<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/is-trademarking-store-design-more-than-just-window-dressing-39172810/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/apple17.jpg' border='0'/></a>Apple's win in the European Courts, which paves the way for retailers to trade mark store layouts, is groundbreaking. But it may founder on attempts to enforce it, according to industry insiders.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/is-trademarking-store-design-more-than-just-window-dressing-39172810/Tue, 30 Sep 2014 00:09LMVH bags settlements with Hermes and Google<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/lmvh-bags-settlements-with-hermes-and-google-62083625/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/hermes.jpg' border='0'/></a>This month saw LMVH make its peace with two long term sparring partners.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/lmvh-bags-settlements-with-hermes-and-google-62083625/Tue, 30 Sep 2014 00:09Pink's name is sewn up<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/pinks-name-is-sewn-up-1733712/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/pink.jpg' border='0'/></a>Fashion brands can protect their names against other fashion companies even when the two are operating in very different markets, following a London High Court ruling this month.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/pinks-name-is-sewn-up-1733712/Fri, 26 Sep 2014 15:09Jimmy Choo gets ready to float<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/jimmy-choo-gets-ready-to-float-67202145/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/jimmy choo.jpg' border='0'/></a>The flotation of luxury fashion company Jimmy Choo has seen a glittering line-up of London law firms in the line-up.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/jimmy-choo-gets-ready-to-float-67202145/Tue, 30 Sep 2014 00:09Less licensing and more online tie-ups predicted as market contracts<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/less-licensing-and-more-online-tie-ups-predicted-as-market-contracts-68202425/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/columbia.jpg' border='0'/></a>Colombia, Mexico, the Philippines, and Sub-Saharan Africa - all of these will be an increasing feature of a luxury lawyer's workload in the next decade, according to Deloitte.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/less-licensing-and-more-online-tie-ups-predicted-as-market-contracts-68202425/Fri, 26 Sep 2014 20:091,000 backlog beaters for Indian patent office<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/1000-backlog-beaters-for-indian-patent-office-12321484/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/india17.jpg' border='0'/></a>The backlog of patent applications in India will be cleared within 18 months, the Government has vowed.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/1000-backlog-beaters-for-indian-patent-office-12321484/Fri, 26 Sep 2014 13:09Jeantet opens up in Switzerland<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/jeantet-opens-up-in-switzerland-12923521/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/geneva3.jpg' border='0'/></a>Jeantet Associes is the first French law firm to open up in Switzerland through its launch of a Geneva office.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/jeantet-opens-up-in-switzerland-12923521/Fri, 26 Sep 2014 13:09Lawyers earn respect but not trust, says study<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/lawyers-earn-respect-but-not-trust-says-study-89969897/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/trust3.jpg' border='0'/></a>Lawyers are seen as being low in warmth and trustworthiness - even though they are viewed as highly competent and capable, according to academics at Princeton University.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/lawyers-earn-respect-but-not-trust-says-study-89969897/Fri, 26 Sep 2014 13:09Freshfields left out of Alibaba IPO legal work<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/freshfields-left-out-of-alibaba-ipo-legal-work-92532484/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/nyc4.jpg' border='0'/></a>Freshfields, which advised Alibaba on its Hong Kong float and even provided its General Counsel, is missing from the list of firms which advised on the New York flotation and shared &pound;13m legal fees.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/freshfields-left-out-of-alibaba-ipo-legal-work-92532484/Fri, 26 Sep 2014 12:09White & Case opens services centre in Florida<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/white--case-opens-services-centre-in-florida-75651683/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/tampa.jpg' border='0'/></a>White & Case is expected to create about 100 new positions through its opening of a services centre in Tampa, Florida.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/white--case-opens-services-centre-in-florida-75651683/Fri, 26 Sep 2014 12:09US architect of record bank fines to stand down<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/us-architect-of-record-bank-fines-to-stand-down-21312532/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/eric holder.jpg' border='0'/></a>Eric Holder, the man responsible for upping the stakes on the bank fines, is standing down as Attorney General after six years.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/us-architect-of-record-bank-fines-to-stand-down-21312532/Fri, 26 Sep 2014 13:09Cherie Booth leaves Matrix Chambers<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/cherie-booth-leaves-matrix-chambers-70652968/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/cherie.jpg' border='0'/></a>Cherie Booth - aka Cherie Blair, the wife of former UK prime minister Tony - is standing down from Matrix, the human rights barristers set she co-founded 14 years ago.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/cherie-booth-leaves-matrix-chambers-70652968/Fri, 26 Sep 2014 13:09Lawyers under a duty of care to explain simple contract terms<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/lawyers-under-a-duty-of-care-to-explain-simple-contract-terms-83181229/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/contract3.jpg' border='0'/></a>A US court has ruled that a lawyer could be sued for failing to explain to the client unambiguous terms in a contract negotiated by the client.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/lawyers-under-a-duty-of-care-to-explain-simple-contract-terms-83181229/Fri, 26 Sep 2014 13:09Dentons Paris recruits five from King & Wood Mallesons<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/dentons-paris-recruits-five-from-king--wood-mallesons-20631266/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/restructuring.jpg' border='0'/></a>A partner and four associates in the restructuring team of King & Wood Mallesons SJ Berwin are moving to join Dentons.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/dentons-paris-recruits-five-from-king--wood-mallesons-20631266/Thu, 25 Sep 2014 08:09Ex-partner sued over US$2.3m bill for 'non-existent' work<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/ex-partner-sued-over-us$23m-bill-for-non-existent-work-14780726/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/manhattan6.jpg' border='0'/></a>A former partner in a 53-lawyer east coast US law firm has been sued over 'nonexistent work on cases that had already been terminated and/or never existed' over a period of eight years.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/ex-partner-sued-over-us$23m-bill-for-non-existent-work-14780726/Thu, 25 Sep 2014 08:09UAE retains top place for expansion in the Middle East<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/uae-retains-top-place-for-expansion-in-the-middle-east-86222937/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/dubai14.jpg' border='0'/></a>The United Arab Emirates is maintaining its status as the main base for foreign law firms opening up in the Middle East, according to research from recruiters Fox Rodney Search.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/uae-retains-top-place-for-expansion-in-the-middle-east-86222937/Thu, 25 Sep 2014 08:09Miranda Alliance adds Paris member<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/miranda-alliance-adds-paris-member-29208803/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/paris18.jpg' border='0'/></a>The move makes Miranda the first leading Portuguese firm to establish a local presence in France.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/miranda-alliance-adds-paris-member-29208803/Thu, 25 Sep 2014 08:09Mexican law firm Sanchez Devanny team defects<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/mexican-law-firm-sanchez-devanny-team-defects-25128843/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/mexico11.jpg' border='0'/></a>Top Mexican law firm Sanchez Devanny has lost a team of labour law lawyers to US firm Ogletree Deakins which opens in Mexico City today.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/mexican-law-firm-sanchez-devanny-team-defects-25128843/Thu, 25 Sep 2014 10:09BP to appeal against latest oil leak setback<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/bp-to-appeal-against-latest-oil-leak-setback-17526729/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/deepwater.jpg' border='0'/></a>BP has been turned down in its attempts to reclaim millions of dollars of what it claims are 'excess' compensation payments made to victims of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/bp-to-appeal-against-latest-oil-leak-setback-17526729/Thu, 25 Sep 2014 08:09Irish celebrity lawyer loses professional misconduct appeal<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/irish-celebrity-lawyer-loses-professional-misconduct-appeal-23338475/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/dublin10.jpg' border='0'/></a>The High Court in Dublin upheld a finding of professional misconduct against Gerard Kean, whose clients are said to include Ronan Keating, George Michael and over 40 premier league footballers, over his handling of a case.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/irish-celebrity-lawyer-loses-professional-misconduct-appeal-23338475/Thu, 25 Sep 2014 08:09ACC champions attorney-client privilege<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/acc-champions-attorney-client-privilege-24656245/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/ernst.jpg' border='0'/></a>The organisation has filed an amicus curiae brief arguing for the protection of Ernst & Young tax documents.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/acc-champions-attorney-client-privilege-24656245/Wed, 24 Sep 2014 14:09GC agenda must include ethics<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/gc-agenda-must-include-ethics-21540050/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/prison8.jpg' border='0'/></a>A leading in-house management consultant has called for the in-house community to create a working group looking at how to keep general counsel out of jail.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/gc-agenda-must-include-ethics-21540050/Wed, 24 Sep 2014 14:09Fortune 500 corporates reveal their gripes<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/fortune-500-corporates-reveal-their-gripes-68780315/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_124210288.jpg' border='0'/></a>Internal and external lawyers have revealed their pet peeves about their opposite numbers in research from ALM's Corporate Counsel magazine.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/fortune-500-corporates-reveal-their-gripes-68780315/Wed, 24 Sep 2014 14:09Around the house<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-3483997/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/aspen.jpg' border='0'/></a>A weekly round-up of moves around the globe.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-3483997/Wed, 24 Sep 2014 14:09Firms could be gone within 10 years, warns Susskind<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/firms-could-be-gone-within-10-years-warns-susskind-69963876/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/tech5.jpg' border='0'/></a>Richard Susskind, one of the world's best-known IT-specialist lawyers, has warned that law firms which do not adapt to technology could be gone within a decade.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/firms-could-be-gone-within-10-years-warns-susskind-69963876/Wed, 24 Sep 2014 11:09Guilty plea made on Simpson Thacher insider trading case<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/guilty-plea-made-on-simpson-thacher-insider-trading-case-84892535/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/insider.jpg' border='0'/></a>A middle man has pleaded guilty to receiving insider information from an employee of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/guilty-plea-made-on-simpson-thacher-insider-trading-case-84892535/Wed, 24 Sep 2014 11:09Obama proposal fails to squash appeal of inversions<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/obama-proposal-fails-to-squash-appeal-of-inversions-43300678/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/white house6.jpg' border='0'/></a>US companies wanting to move their HQs abroad could still find this kind of tax-efficient 'inversion' technique attractive despite White House proposals designed to curb the trend.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/obama-proposal-fails-to-squash-appeal-of-inversions-43300678/Wed, 24 Sep 2014 11:09Deloitte sees 7.7pc growth in tax and legal<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/deloitte-sees-77pc-growth-in-tax-and-legal-70966805/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/growth7.jpg' border='0'/></a>Big Four accountancy firm Deloitte grew overall at 6.5 per cent to reach worldwide revenues of US34.2b in 2013/14 - with its tax and legal work going up at 7.7 per cent.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/deloitte-sees-77pc-growth-in-tax-and-legal-70966805/Wed, 24 Sep 2014 23:09CMS throws away landlines in London office move<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/cms-throws-away-landlines-in-london-office-move-35972290/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/telephone4.jpg' border='0'/></a>CMS Cameron McKenna is moving next year to new City of London offices which will hold 10 per cent more staff in 30 per cent less space and with personal headsets rather than landline telephones.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/cms-throws-away-landlines-in-london-office-move-35972290/Wed, 24 Sep 2014 11:09Akin Gump swipes four more partners from Bingham<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/akin--gump-swipes-four-more-partners-from-bingham-14348097/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/london38.jpg' border='0'/></a>Akin Gump's takeover of the London office of Bingham McCutchen sees the firm recruiting four more partners.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/akin--gump-swipes-four-more-partners-from-bingham-14348097/Tue, 23 Sep 2014 12:09Freshfields NY bags Fried Frank former senior partner<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/freshfields-ny-bags-fried-frank-former-senior-partner-9343112/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/new york9.jpg' border='0'/></a>The law firm has hired Valerie Ford Jacob in a revamp of its US corporate group.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/freshfields-ny-bags-fried-frank-former-senior-partner-9343112/Tue, 23 Sep 2014 12:09Pan-African employment law throws up issues<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/pan-african-employment-law-throws-up-issues-75983277/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_90117172.jpg' border='0'/></a>Pan-African issues over employment law across the continent were discussed by DLA Piper's African network at an employment seminar hosted by Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/pan-african-employment-law-throws-up-issues-75983277/Tue, 23 Sep 2014 12:09Lawyers play key roles in Tesco profits inquiry<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/lawyers-play-key-roles-in-tesco-profits-inquiry-93410807/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/tesco.jpg' border='0'/></a>Both the General Counsel and Freshfields are playing critical roles in clearing up the controversy surrounding the overstatement of profits by major retailer Tesco in the UK.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/lawyers-play-key-roles-in-tesco-profits-inquiry-93410807/Tue, 23 Sep 2014 12:09Time tracking and research partnership set up<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/time-tracking-and-research-partnership-set-up-35450678/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/clock3.jpg' border='0'/></a>The two online legal services companies, Clio and Fastcase, have set up a partnership which will let lawyers research cases and automatically allocate the time spent to a client.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/time-tracking-and-research-partnership-set-up-35450678/Tue, 23 Sep 2014 12:09Debt collection is the top legal risk for small business<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/debt-collection-is-the-top-legal-risk-for-small-business-60077199/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/debt5.jpg' border='0'/></a>Debt collection and threats of lawsuits from customers are the two largest legal threats for US small businesses, according to LegalShield.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/debt-collection-is-the-top-legal-risk-for-small-business-60077199/Tue, 23 Sep 2014 12:09Bingham and Morgan Lewis said to have agreed global top 5 merger<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/bingham-and-morgan-lewis-said-to-have-agreed-global-top-5-merger-85585477/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/merger12.jpg' border='0'/></a>The managing partner of Bingham McCutcheon is said to have told partners in a voicemail that a merger has been agreed with Morgan, Lewis & Bockius.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/bingham-and-morgan-lewis-said-to-have-agreed-global-top-5-merger-85585477/Tue, 23 Sep 2014 08:09McCarter & English does second merger in 2014<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/mccarter--english-does-second-merger-in-2014-51485304/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/new jersey2.jpg' border='0'/></a>US law firm McCarter & English will have nine offices and 425 lawyers from October when boutique player SorinRand becomes a part of the practice.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/mccarter--english-does-second-merger-in-2014-51485304/Tue, 23 Sep 2014 08:09Clyde to upgrade to fully integrated Saudi office<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/clyde-to-upgrade-to-fully-integrated-saudi-office-30706215/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/riyadh5.jpg' border='0'/></a>Clyde & Co has been given the go-ahead by the Saudi authorities to open up an office in Riyadh which will be fully integrated into the firm's international network.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/clyde-to-upgrade-to-fully-integrated-saudi-office-30706215/Mon, 22 Sep 2014 12:09Top Chinese firm opens door to western alliance<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/top-chinese-firm-opens-door-to-western-alliance-43706028/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/china31.jpg' border='0'/></a>'Red circle' practice Commerce & Finance has told The Lawyer magazine that it would 'be happy to see' a deal with an international law firm.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/top-chinese-firm-opens-door-to-western-alliance-43706028/Mon, 22 Sep 2014 12:09Financial regulators crack down on individuals<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/financial-regulators-crack-down-on-individuals-12784708/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/prison7.jpg' border='0'/></a>Regulators around the world are taking 'a tougher stance' on finance wrong-doers, according to The Financial Times.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/financial-regulators-crack-down-on-individuals-12784708/Mon, 22 Sep 2014 12:09New Galexy develops cloud-based IT solutions<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/management-speak/new-galexy-develops-cloud-based-it-solutions-63652849/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/cloud6.jpg' border='0'/></a>The legal process outsourcing provider has created cloud-based low-cost software for both legal departments and law firms.http://www.globallegalpost.com/management-speak/new-galexy-develops-cloud-based-it-solutions-63652849/Mon, 22 Sep 2014 12:09Lawyers expect uptick in Scottish legal work after No vote<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/lawyers-expect-uptick-in-scottish-legal-work-after-no-vote-74795153/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/scotland6.jpg' border='0'/></a>Lawyers might have received more work if last week's independence vote had gone the other way - but they still expect an increase after the Scots voted to stay in the UK.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/lawyers-expect-uptick-in-scottish-legal-work-after-no-vote-74795153/Mon, 22 Sep 2014 12:09Cartel reporting shoots up in the UK<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/cartel-reporting-shoots-up-in-the-uk-78572563/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/whistleblower1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Immunity for those who admit to cartel involvement has seen a sharp rise in the number reporting cartels.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/cartel-reporting-shoots-up-in-the-uk-78572563/Mon, 22 Sep 2014 12:09Indian companies pay more on legal<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/indian-companies-pay-more-on-legal-70610815/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/mumbai2.jpg' border='0'/></a>Amounts spent on legal costs rose 22.15 per cent in 2013/14, according to an analysis of the BSE, Bombay Stock Exchange.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/indian-companies-pay-more-on-legal-70610815/Mon, 22 Sep 2014 12:09LGBT professional parent group launches in London<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/lgbt-professional-parent-group-launches-in-london-31142648/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/FrielSteven2.jpg' border='0'/></a>LGBT parents face a unique set of challenges which a new network is looking to address. P3 will launch in London on 25 September.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/lgbt-professional-parent-group-launches-in-london-31142648/Mon, 22 Sep 2014 12:09Calls for the US legal profession to de-regulate<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/calls-for-the-us-legal-profession-to-de-regulate-80722377/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/advice.jpg' border='0'/></a>Consumers are unable to receive cheap legal advice due to costly regulation of the legal profession, say academics.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/calls-for-the-us-legal-profession-to-de-regulate-80722377/Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:09Law schools need to re-invent<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/law-schools-need-to-re-invent-33058214/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/books4.jpg' border='0'/></a>With applications to law schools declining by more than 37 per cent since 2010, they need to rethink their approach to legal education.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/law-schools-need-to-re-invent-33058214/Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:09Revenues at UK top 10 fall 2.7pc in Q1<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/revenues-at-uk-top-10-fall-27pc-in-q1-38521069/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/sterling10.jpg' border='0'/></a>A rise in the value of sterling has hit the UK top ten law firms, giving them an average revenue fall of 2.7 per cent for the first quarter of the current financial year.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/revenues-at-uk-top-10-fall-27pc-in-q1-38521069/Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:09Gattai Minoli raids Latham & Watkins Milan office<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/gattai-minoli-raids-latham--watkins-milan-office-87832868/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/milan1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Italian corporate boutique Gattai Minoli & Partners has picked up a finance team from Latham & Watkins.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/gattai-minoli-raids-latham--watkins-milan-office-87832868/Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:09Judge reprimands BP for wasting court time<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/judge-reprimands-bp-for-wasting-court-time-4594679/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/deepwater.jpg' border='0'/></a>One of the law firms representing BP over the Gulf of Mexico oil spill in 2010 has provoked a reprimand by the presiding judge who said that the oli company used a tactic that 'would not be appropriate for a college term paper'.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/judge-reprimands-bp-for-wasting-court-time-4594679/Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:09Watson Farley opens up in Dubai<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/watson-farley-opens-up-in-dubai-49692052/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/dubai13.jpg' border='0'/></a>The 13-office, international firm Watson, Farley & Williams, known traditionally for its shipping practice, is opening its 14th office in Dubai.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/watson-farley-opens-up-in-dubai-49692052/Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:09Failing law firms - how to spot one<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/management-speak/failing-law-firms---how-to-spot-one-63858201/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Failing Law Firm Cover 256 X 180.jpg' border='0'/></a>Whilst economic changes contributed to the demise of some firms, David Parnell will tell The Future of Law Summit that issues around strategy, firm culture and financial management were far more detrimental.http://www.globallegalpost.com/management-speak/failing-law-firms---how-to-spot-one-63858201/Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:09Leadership, power and politics in law firms<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/management-speak/leadership-power-and-politics-in-law-firms-31467848/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Laura Empson - new.jpg' border='0'/></a>Leaders in law firms need to be supremely effective politicians if they are to succeed, Professor Laura Empson will tell lawyers at the Future of Law Summit.http://www.globallegalpost.com/management-speak/leadership-power-and-politics-in-law-firms-31467848/Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:09Dewey defendants argue lack of criminal intent<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/dewey-defendants-argue-lack-of-criminal-intent-76734282/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_156936455.jpg' border='0'/></a>Lawyers representing former Dewey & LeBoeuf senior executives have argued that charges should be dismissed as there was a lack of criminal intent.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/dewey-defendants-argue-lack-of-criminal-intent-76734282/Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:09Trial lawyer donates $50 million to US law school<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/trial-lawyer-donates-$50-million-to-us-law-school-64619705/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_148233857.jpg' border='0'/></a>A top Philadelphia lawyer has made one of the biggest donations ever to a law school.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/trial-lawyer-donates-$50-million-to-us-law-school-64619705/Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:09Kirkland apologises to chief judge over Detroit bankruptcy<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/kirkland-apologises-to-chief-judge-over-detroit-bankruptcy-36847248/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Detroit11.jpg' border='0'/></a>Kirkland & Ellis has apologised to two mediators, including the chief judge of the Eastern District of Michigan, for 'any unfounded aspersions' they may have cast.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/kirkland-apologises-to-chief-judge-over-detroit-bankruptcy-36847248/Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:09Akin takes London and Frankfurt office of Bingham<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/akin-takes-london-and-frankfurt-office-of-bingham-64404054/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/london37.jpg' border='0'/></a>In total, 22 partners - including a group from Hong Kong - are to join Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld from Bingham McCutchen.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/akin-takes-london-and-frankfurt-office-of-bingham-64404054/Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:09US, Australia and UK top global legal rankings by university<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/us-australia-and-uk-top-global-legal-rankings-by-university-94630726/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/harvard2.jpg' border='0'/></a>Of the top 15 places, the US takes 6, followed by Australia (5) and the UK (4) - with the next countries, France and New Zealand, appearing in 18th and 19th places respectively.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/us-australia-and-uk-top-global-legal-rankings-by-university-94630726/Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:09Substandard service admitted by 19pc of law firms<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/substandard-service-admitted-by-19pc-of-law-firms-94826065/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_157430315.jpg' border='0'/></a>Nearly a fifth of UK law firms have confessed to providing a substandard service at some stage in the last year.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/substandard-service-admitted-by-19pc-of-law-firms-94826065/Thu, 18 Sep 2014 11:09Design world opens up to female lawyers<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/design-world-opens-up-to-female-lawyers-74963588/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/fashion1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Lawyers are 'becoming the next design stars', according to a report in The Hollywood Reporter & Billboard.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/design-world-opens-up-to-female-lawyers-74963588/Wed, 17 Sep 2014 11:09China seeks foreign help to pursue fleeing officials<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/china-seeks-foreign-help-to-pursue-fleeing-officials-49823368/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/NZ7.jpg' border='0'/></a>China's investigation of a former official, accused of corruption estimated at US$43m and of sustaining at least 11 mistresses, is raising questions for the UK, New Zealand and other countries.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/china-seeks-foreign-help-to-pursue-fleeing-officials-49823368/Wed, 17 Sep 2014 11:09Gunman kills lawyer in Danish court shooting<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/gunman-kills-lawyer-in-danish-court-shooting-1282790/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/metal detectors.jpg' border='0'/></a>The incident which a judges association has been warning about - the use of a firearm in a courthouse - has now happened, leaving a client wounded and the lawyer dead.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/gunman-kills-lawyer-in-danish-court-shooting-1282790/Wed, 17 Sep 2014 10:09Australian firms see recruitment as top weak spot<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/australian-firms-see-recruitment-as-top-weak-spot-8941598/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/australia11.jpg' border='0'/></a>Australian lawyers see themselves as the second most competitive in the world, behind Europe, but highlight failure to attract and keep the best staff as their main fragility.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/australian-firms-see-recruitment-as-top-weak-spot-8941598/Wed, 17 Sep 2014 11:09Stephenson Harwood closes Guangzhou office after 20 years<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/stephenson-harwood-closes-guangzhou-office-after-20-years-41910892/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/china30.jpg' border='0'/></a>The London-based 420-lawyer practice Stephenson Harwood is closing its Guangzhou office and may be looking for a local tie-up instead.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/stephenson-harwood-closes-guangzhou-office-after-20-years-41910892/Wed, 17 Sep 2014 11:09Around the house<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-10385151/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/tv2.jpg' border='0'/></a>A weekly round-up of moves around the globe.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-10385151/Wed, 17 Sep 2014 10:09Morgan Lewis in innovative training collaboration with JP Morgan<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/morgan-lewis-in-innovative-training-collaboration-with-jp-morgan-82762896/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/jp morgan4.jpg' border='0'/></a>The two are working together to develop lawyers with corporate experience.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/morgan-lewis-in-innovative-training-collaboration-with-jp-morgan-82762896/Wed, 17 Sep 2014 11:09Former Xerox GC sentenced for attempted murder<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/former-xerox-gc-sentenced-for-attempted-murder-25544383/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/white house5.jpg' border='0'/></a>John Michael Farren has been sentenced to 15 years in prison over the attempted murder of his wife who was a partner at Skadden.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/former-xerox-gc-sentenced-for-attempted-murder-25544383/Wed, 17 Sep 2014 11:09Dramatic change for general counsel role<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/dramatic-change-for-general-counsel-role-93467716/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/regulation2.jpg' border='0'/></a>One of four predictions for the legal profession in a survey is the changing role of the general counsel.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/dramatic-change-for-general-counsel-role-93467716/Wed, 17 Sep 2014 09:09Former US Dept of Commerce GC joins Sidleys<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/former-us-dept-of-commerce-gc-joins-sidleys-61018400/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/US6.jpg' border='0'/></a>Sidley Austin has recruited a former top government lawyer to join its privacy and data practice.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/former-us-dept-of-commerce-gc-joins-sidleys-61018400/Tue, 16 Sep 2014 08:09Mobile devices are a minefield for law firms<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/management-speak/mobile-devices-are-a-minefield-for-law-firms-75976139/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/mobile6.jpg' border='0'/></a>Mobile devices throw up a range of issues for lawyers with few aware of device management policies in their organisations.http://www.globallegalpost.com/management-speak/mobile-devices-are-a-minefield-for-law-firms-75976139/Tue, 16 Sep 2014 08:09Ex-Akin exec joins Dechert as COO<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/ex-akin-exec-joins-dechert-as-coo-9152883/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/merry go round.jpg' border='0'/></a>The merry-go-round of non-lawyer managers continues apace as James Leary, formerly executive director at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, moves on to Dechert.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/ex-akin-exec-joins-dechert-as-coo-9152883/Tue, 16 Sep 2014 07:09Exit of BLP's French head means Paris office will become liaison post<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/exit-of-blps-french-head-means-paris-office-will-become-liaison-post-99911173/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/paris17.jpg' border='0'/></a>Eight years after he opened the Paris office of Berwin Leighton Paisner, Antoine-Audoin Maggiar is leaving and the base is being downgraded.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/exit-of-blps-french-head-means-paris-office-will-become-liaison-post-99911173/Tue, 16 Sep 2014 07:09Patton Boggs founding partner dies<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/patton-boggs-founding-partner-dies-87991621/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/washington10.jpg' border='0'/></a>Patton Boggs senior partner Thomas Boggs has died at his home in Washington.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/patton-boggs-founding-partner-dies-87991621/Tue, 16 Sep 2014 08:09Litigation lawyers start using in-car telematics data<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/litigation-lawyers-start-using-in-car-telematics-data-60856675/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/bmw.jpg' border='0'/></a>Litigators are increasingly using in-vehicle data - from General Motors, Ford, BMW and others - to help them build information in court cases.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/litigation-lawyers-start-using-in-car-telematics-data-60856675/Tue, 16 Sep 2014 08:09Lawyers highlight barriers in tax haven<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/lawyers-highlight-barriers-in-tax-haven-52637048/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/bvi1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Banks in the British Virgin Islands are making it more difficulty for new accounts to be opened after a rise in reports of suspicious transactions relating to the Caribbean tax haven.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/lawyers-highlight-barriers-in-tax-haven-52637048/Tue, 16 Sep 2014 08:09Ropes & Gray strengthens China investigation team<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/ropes--gray-strengthens-china-investigation-team-95888992/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/china29.jpg' border='0'/></a>Ropes & Gray, advisers to GlaxoSmithKline in its China corruption investigations, is strengthening its specialist team in order to meet continued demand.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/ropes--gray-strengthens-china-investigation-team-95888992/Tue, 16 Sep 2014 07:09Virtual law virtually here<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/management-speak/virtual-law-virtually-here-2273714/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/virtual.jpg' border='0'/></a>An increased emphasis on a more virtual legal profession is one of the predictions made by the Future Law Office research.http://www.globallegalpost.com/management-speak/virtual-law-virtually-here-2273714/Mon, 15 Sep 2014 09:09Law firms are a rich target for hackers, warns FBI<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/law-firms-are-a-rich-target-for-hackers-warns-fbi-69970267/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/hacking5.jpg' border='0'/></a>Law firms do not have 'the capabilities and the resources to protect themselves' against cyber criminals, according to the FBI in Pittsburgh.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/law-firms-are-a-rich-target-for-hackers-warns-fbi-69970267/Mon, 15 Sep 2014 09:09Cricket libel barrister will be charged, says CPS<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/cricket-libel-barrister-will-be-charged-says-cps-78248361/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/cricket2.jpg' border='0'/></a>Andrew Fitch-Holland, of Argent Chambers in London, acted for Chris Cairns, the former New Zealand cricketer, when he won libel damages of &pound;90,000 in 2012.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/cricket-libel-barrister-will-be-charged-says-cps-78248361/Mon, 15 Sep 2014 09:09Ex-Minter CEO to run DLA Piper Australia<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/ex-minter-ceo-to-run-dla-piper-australia-54780520/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/sydney25.jpg' border='0'/></a>John Weber, the former CEO of Minter Ellison, is joining DLA Piper in Australia on 1 November and will take over as the firm's Australian managing partner in March.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/ex-minter-ceo-to-run-dla-piper-australia-54780520/Mon, 15 Sep 2014 09:09Bakers accused of perverting the course of justice in Mexico<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/bakers-accused-of-perverting-the-course-of-justice-in-mexico-88666659/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/mexico9.jpg' border='0'/></a>Baker & McKenzie, alongside its client Yahoo, has been accused of perverting the course of justice in Mexico and arranging for a secret meeting between two judges.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/bakers-accused-of-perverting-the-course-of-justice-in-mexico-88666659/Mon, 15 Sep 2014 09:09Canadian businesses tackle Chinese IP problems<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/canadian-businesses-tackle-chinese-ip-problems-25227654/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/china28.jpg' border='0'/></a>Canadian organisations are registering the intellectual property and signing non-disclosure agreements as the main ways of protecting themselves over IP in China.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/canadian-businesses-tackle-chinese-ip-problems-25227654/Mon, 15 Sep 2014 08:09Paul Hastings uses IT to shrink office space by 25pc<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/paul-hastings-uses-it-to-shrink-office-space-by-25pc-60483165/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Manh1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Paul Hastings in Manhattan is moving to an office 25% smaller even though it is continuing to recruit more lawyers.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/paul-hastings-uses-it-to-shrink-office-space-by-25pc-60483165/Fri, 12 Sep 2014 08:09Australians urged to tackle lawyer depression<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/australians-urged-to-tackle-lawyer-depression-10157913/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Stress11.jpg' border='0'/></a>A research report, suggesting that half of lawyers have suffered from depression, has been released in Australia, amid calls to lighten the load on stressed fee-earners.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/australians-urged-to-tackle-lawyer-depression-10157913/Fri, 12 Sep 2014 08:09Jerusalem bar association asked to expel Ehud Olmert<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/jerusalem-bar-association-asked-to-expel-ehud-olmert-35989937/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Jerusalem1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Lawyer and former Israel prime minister Ehud Olmert is the subject of a request to expel him from the Jerusalem Bar Association.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/jerusalem-bar-association-asked-to-expel-ehud-olmert-35989937/Fri, 12 Sep 2014 08:09